Surprise at the nest this morning, a mini soft-shelled egg. This is an indicator that a laying break is about to set in with one of my hens. They have been very productive so far. I have supplemented their feed with lots of chopped greens this week as well as some oat groats and buckwheat with sunflower seeds.
A good laying hen will lay up to 250 eggs per year. She will start laying at the age of 5/ 6 months and this until the end of her life which can last between 5 to 8 years. Be aware that after the age of 3 years, your hen will become less productive.
Educational capsule: Did you know that you must place the eggs pointing down in the container? This way the air sac will better protect the yolk and the white which contains a lot of water will not dry out and will be protected at the bottom of the egg.